U.S. manga publisher TOKYOPOP
is expanding its presence in broadcast and film and has hired Steve Galloway to fill the newly created position of executive director of development. In this position, Galloway will help develop and sell TOKYOPOP's intellectual properties into domestic film and TV media in order to generate additional revenue streams, build brand recognition and position the company as an effective partner for broadcast projects. He will report directly to the company's founder and CEO, Stuart Levy. Galloway's background includes posts at Nelvana, Universal Music Group and Pioneer Laser Entertainment. TOKYOPOP recently announced the U.S. broadcast premiere of anime series REIGN, which is scheduled to debut on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block in January 2003.